A familiar journey
in the life cycle of families.
What is Frailty?
Frailty is the progressive erosion of physiologic reserve, resulting in falls, delirium and fluctuating dependence.
Frailty is an emerging concept of aging; powerfully predictive of health outcomes.
Survival by age versus frailty index
Our website is funded by the Next Fifty Foundation grant:
Mesa County Frailty Index: Enhancing quality of life through collaboration and shared data.
This grant is administered by Colorado Mesa University’s Research and Sponsored programs.
The CMU Institutional Review Board approves the grant activities as quality improvement.
An eclectic array of providers of elder health services contemplated Mesa County’s
noteworthy outcomes in the Dartmouth Atlas Study.
Guiding principles emerged for the group to pursue further optimization of care:
1) Teamwork among institutions.
2) Community collaboration.
3) Response to measurable, meaningful, actionable and predictive data.
The Frailty Workgroup aims to improve health care delivery to the aging population and their families.
Next 50 Initiative
NextFifty Initiative is an independent, Colorado-based, nonprofit organization, dedicated to funding mission-driven initiatives that improve community services for the older adult population and their caregivers.
This foundation will seek, vet and fund game-changing breakthroughs to improve and sustain quality of life for people in the second 50 years of their life via grants and financial support to organizations committed to the aging population. NextFifty Initiative will provide stringent measures for all outcomes, educate about proven initiatives and advocate for transformational change for all people in their second 50 years. We consider ourselves an engine for innovation that transforms aging. Our work will impact life for generations to come.
Colorado Mesa University
A comprehensive university located in the center of western Colorado, Colorado Mesa University provides exceptional educational opportunities on a state-of-the-art campus. As western Colorado’s largest University, Colorado Mesa serves students on its main campus in Grand Junction, its satellite campus in Montrose, its community college, Western Colorado Community College, and via online offerings.
Next 50 Initiative
NextFifty Initiative is an independent, Colorado-based, nonprofit organization, dedicated to funding mission-driven initiatives that improve community services for the older adult population and their caregivers. This foundation will seek, vet and fund game-changing breakthroughs to improve and sustain quality of life for people in the second 50 years of their life via grants and financial support to organizations committed to the aging population.
SummitWest Care Home Health
SummitWest Care was developed as a non-profit, free-standing agency in 2002. Our community recognized the need for providing quality care in the home. SummitWest Care was designed to serve people in need of care in their home. Since our inception, SummitWest Care has served several thousand clients and families in Mesa County and we have had the support and donations from organizations such as St. Mary’s Hospital, Rocky Mountain Health Plans and Hilltop. Because of our strong staff expertise and leadership and the profound belief that people deserve to heal at home, we have received several awards for quality and excellence in home health care service.
Larchwood Post - Acute Care Rehabilitation
The Post-Acute Care program at CareCentrix uses data to generate true savings for our clients. We optimize networks based on a payor’s specific population, helping ensure each patient gets the right care across the post-acute continuum. Plus, we offer financial risk arrangements to help payors shift to value-based care.
Western Colorado Physician's Group
WCPG is a division of Primary Care Partners and is committed to the comprehensive model of family medicine; caring for patients from birth to death, in all settings of care, and providing continuity of care throughout the community.
Primary Care Partners Information Technology
Quality Health Network
QHN is a not-for-profit community partnership, established in 2004 to support the adoption of health information technology, provide health information exchange (HIE) services and promote innovative uses of electronic health information for improved healthcare outcomes. QHN’s uniquely connected technology allows its network to not just exchange information, but enhance care coordination, and support the data needs of high value applications.